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The Fed Unveils an Industry Group Charged With Developing Faster Payments

“Following through on plans disclosed earlier this year, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday formally unveiled the U.S. Faster Payments Council, an industry group charged with collaborating to spur the adoption of faster payments and identify market opportunities. The 22 inaugural members range from retailing giant Walmart Inc. to Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to some big banks, tech […]
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For Walmart and Target, the Fed Holds the Keys to Faster Payments

“Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. want the Federal Reserve to help them get paid in real time. The retail giants are among the companies urging the Fed to develop a service to settle interbank transfers in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Such a service could ultimately eliminate the lag between when consumers use debit cards to […]
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Vocalink to revamp Peru’s payments system

“Vocalink has signed a contract with Peru’s automated clearing house Cámara de Compensación Electrónica (CCE) to modernise the nation’s electronic payments infrastructure. According to the firms, this deal will see the creation of a new integrated service that will deliver processing of electronic payments (cheques, bulk and real-time) 24/7 x 365 days of the year.”
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Risk, fintechs and regs spark real-time payment reforms in U.K.

“The rise of digital payments, new non-bank competition, fraud challenges, a need for improved resilience and the changed regulatory environment are spurring two major updates to the U.K.’s faster payments system. The Bank of England is upgrading the U.K.’s Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system. Separately, the U.K. payments authority, Pay.UK, is developing a New Payments Architecture that […]
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NACHA Wants the Fed To Take a Broader View of Faster Payments

“NACHA is not taking a position on whether the Federal Reserve should build a proposed real-time settlement system, but in comments this week the automated clearing house governing body said it is concerned the Fed’s current proposal is “too narrowly focused” and favors instant payments at the expense of other payment types.The Fed in early […]
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